Buster Baxter, Cat Saver

Written by Marc Brown • Illustrated by Stephen Krensky

Reviewed by Scott S. (age 9)

The story begins with Arthur and Buster at the ice cream shop. Buster is trying a new flavor, Rocky Trout, it was very fishy. When Buster leaves the ice cream shop, a lady's cat is stuck in a tree. Buster gets close to the tree and the cat jumps into his arms and eats his Rocky Trout ice cream. Buster's name is in the newspaper and he becomes famous. He starts to act like a big shot even to his friends. They play a trick on him with a plastic cat stuck in a tree. He becomes a hero again when he saves his friends from a rolling piano.

My favorite part is when Buster's friends put the plastic cat in the tree. My least favorite character is Buster when he is being a show off. This story taught me to treat my friends nice and not to be a show off. The pictures did not really help me understand the story, but they were colorful.

I think others should read this book because it teaches you to be nice to your friends.

Scott S. is a student in Mrs. Merha's 2nd Grade Class
2005-2006